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Senior Budget Analyst, Boston Police Department
City of Boston

This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under the direction of the Finance Division's Grant Manager, the Senior Budget Analyst will perform technical work and analysis for the preparation of the department's annual budget requests.

Job responsibilities include: processing and reconciling grant transactions with the City's financial system; reviewing line item expenditure requests for available funds; preparing monthly and quarterly reports as directed; entering new grants into the financial system as well as entering grant amendments as directed; making recommendations and preparing reports on administrative, fiscal, organizational, and procedural matters; and performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
Applicants must have at least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid professional administrative experience in budgeting, accounting, office administration, personnel, or financial reporting of which at least two (2) years must have involved budget analysis. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. It is strongly preferred that applicants have experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.


- Union/Salary/Grade: SEIU/RL-15
- Hours Per Week: 35
- Req ID - 2017-12591
- Dept - Boston Police Department
- Location - BPD Police Admin. Service
- Salary Min - $46,799.94
- Salary Max - $64,007.57
- Union - SU4
- Posted Date - 2/8/2017
- Posting End Date - 2/17/2017

Posted 2/9/17

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) to serve as a key member of a new team focused on advancing the arts and cultural goals in the MetroFuture regional plan. The AIR will serve an 18-month term with MAPC. The AIR will work with other staff at MAPC, as well as external partners, on local and regional planning projects that aim to help cities, towns, and neighborhoods become more culturally vibrant, open to artistic expression, and welcoming to people of many backgrounds. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston.

About MAPC

MAPC, established by statute in 1963, is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston, an area of 3.2 million people with 101 cities and towns. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities. In addition to our local and regional planning work, MAPC maintains an active effort to influence public policy, program design, and spending priorities on the state and federal levels. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008, and by the agency’s Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2014. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and the Strategic Plan, visit and; for further information about MAPC’s arts and culture work, see


The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) provides an exciting opportunity to engage in public sector work at the regional level. The AIR will be an important partner in the implementation of the MAPC Arts, Culture, and Planning Initiative – a cross-sector strategy to advance the arts and culture goals in MetroFuture. The AIR will work across MAPC’s departments and divisions to explore socially-engaged art-making that advances innovation at the intersection of arts, culture, and planning. The AIR will have opportunities to help establish MAPC’s creative community placemaking practice and to develop and test creative approaches that can creatively impact the planning and community development work of MAPC and the cities and towns in our region. The AIR will also participate in the scoping and implementation of planning projects involving a range of planning disciplines, including arts and culture; economic development; housing; transportation; climate change; and public health. Responsibilities include:

- Staffing select planning projects, engaging in arts and culture-focused activities such as: design/scoping and implementation of creative placemaking activities, outreach and engagement through social engaged/social practice art-making, and advising on arts and culture-focused planning and policy recommendations;
- Advising on changes and additions to the Arts and Planning Toolkit;
- Conducting research and writing to develop and document AIR arts activities;
- Participating in art and culture-focused professional development trainings for MAPC and MAPC- region planners in partnership with the Manager of Arts and Culture, the Arts and Culture Planner, and consultant(s); and
- Attending select MAPC staff meetings, evening meetings and occasional weekend meetings for projects, and engaging in local and regional travel.

Typical Qualifications

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in the fine arts, arts administration, urban design/architecture, or other arts-related discipline and 3-5 five years of relevant experience in socially engaged/social practice art. Experience working with the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and community-based voluntary groups is desired.

Successful candidates will demonstrate all or most of the following:
- An active artistic practice and a working knowledge of and enthusiasm for a wide range of arts disciplines;
- Experience with various arts and culture fields of practice, such as: public art, social practice art/socially engaged art, and creative placemaking;
- Knowledge of or experience with at least 1-2 of the following topic areas: creative community engagement, civic engagement, community development, cultural planning, cultural asset mapping, housing, economic development, land use planning, transportation, climate change, sustainability, public health, and food systems;
- Experience working effectively with community groups and the arts and culture community, including artists, arts organizations, as well as local elected and appointed officials;
- Ability to work with people in a range of settings, including diverse urban neighborhoods, developing suburban centers, and/or small or rural communities;
- Working knowledge of and enthusiasm for a wide range of artistic disciplines and styles, and commitment to collaboration with individuals from other fields of practice; and
- Entrepreneurial work ethic, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong research, writing, and communication skills.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary is $30,300 annually for 22.5 hours/week, or 25.90 per hour. This is a part-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.

Apply To
Apply online at Please attach a cover letter, resume, a brief artist statement, and 3-5 work samples in a digital format, e.g., a website, DropBox or Google Drive link, Flickr, Tumblr, or similar service. In the cover letter, please address how your work might creatively advance the implementation of MetroFuture and provide a link and details for accessing work samples. A review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.

MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. We take pride in the diversity

Posted 2/9/17

Program Director
The Alliance for Business Leadership

The Alliance for Business Leadership seeks a Program Director to join a growing staff focused on building a strong voice for the progressive business community in Massachusetts.
The Alliance for Business Leadership is the business organization you’ve been hearing about around town: a dynamic, innovative coalition of progressive business leaders united in the belief that social responsibility and sustainable economic growth go hand-in-hand. Alliance business leaders run the gamut: companies large and small; long-established organizations as well as innovative start-ups; boldfaced names and people still making their mark. Alliance business leaders share a fervent commitment to creating growth and opportunity for everyone.

The ideal Program Director will be a detail-oriented self-starter who thrives in a fluid environment with a diverse set of responsibilities. The Program Director’s role will range from policy and organizing to administrative. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Flexible schedule is negotiable.

Key Job Responsibilities:
- Work with the President to develop the Alliance’s strategy to expand its work in environmental responsibility and transportation, and to implement that strategy.
- Develop and maintain relationships with organizational allies in the areas of environmental responsibility and transportation.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key elected and appointed officials in the areas of environmental responsibility and transportation.
- Monitor legislative developments related to environmental responsibility and transportation, and recommend and implement appropriate responsive action from the Alliance.
- Increase the education and engagement of the progressive business community around
- issues of environmental responsibility and transportation. This work will include but not be limited to: coordinating with Alliance staff and board members around writing opinion pieces, securing earned media, organizing educational events, assisting with the development of programming for and planning of ABL Leader Lab, assisting with the placement of Alliance leaders as participants in public events involving environmental responsibility and transportation.
- Manage all Alliance administrative needs, including but not limited to: bill payment, communication with vendors, event and meeting coordination, website maintenance, donor stewardship and reporting, and government filings.

Job Requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 2 years work experience.
- Familiarity with the Massachusetts civic and political landscape.
- Familiarity with media relations and social media.
- Ability to work independently and with a team.
- Comfort with working in a fluid environment.
- Capacity to think strategically, develop plans, and follow through.
- Willingness to work some evenings.
- Ability to work with and organize people with diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Strong computer skills.
- Strong writing and communications skills.
- Comfort with public speaking.
- Comfort with website design and maintenance.
- Comfort with budget management and finance basics.
Previous experience with the business community and/or issues-based organizing is desired.
A passion for advancing a progressive agenda is required.

Up to $60,000. Commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to:

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Posted 2/9/17

Democracy for Non-Profit Organizer

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Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-time, exempt position with benefits. 40 hours/week must be able to meet on occasional evening and weekend hours, specifically during election cycle.

About the Organization: MassVOTE is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy and voter engagement. We promote a culture of active political participation, through providing local grassroots groups and civic organizations with the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters. MassVOTE’s emphasis is on historically disenfranchised communities. By ensuring they are registered, educated and activated, MassVOTE works to sustain consistent civic engagement. In the long-term, MassVOTE’s work on electoral justice is a critical part of a larger infrastructure for social change. MassVOTE supports the broader movement for social, economic, and racial justice.

Overview of Position: The Democracy for Non-Profit Organizer (D4NP) will work closely with the Executive Director in advancing the organization’s overall mission and implementing D4NP campaigns.

The Organizer will support the coordinator of Young Civic Leaders program by providing and developing civic engagement training and creating innovative projects that enhance and integrate the activities of the youth leadership program as it works to advance MassVOTE’s yearly goals.

The primary responsibility of the D4NP Organizer is to develop, organize and oversee the D4NP which currently consists of three major initiatives;
- Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) a technical assistance re-granting project that supports community based organizations to build their civic engagement and voter engagement program with the overall goals of building power, increasing civic engagement, and improving voter participation in low-income communities and communities of color.

- B500 Network: The B500 is in its pilot stage. The initiative is a collaborative project with the NAACP. The overall objective is to develop a network of voters that cultivates, educates and mobilizes inactive voters into “Super-voters”. The Boston network goal is to have 10,000 inactive voters consistently coming out to vote by when 2018.

- D4NP Campaigns: The D4NP encompasses the organization’s legislative and voter access campaigns to advance voter access, transparency and accountability. In addition, the campaigns promote issues that impact the communities MassVOTE works to engage and advance social, economic and racial justice. In 2016, the campaigns focus is on advancing re-precincting, re-districting and implementation of early voting and pre-registration election reform.

D4NP Major Responsibilities:
- Manages day-to-day elements of CEI including RFP process and tracking.
- Reviews and revises MassVOTE civic engagement training materials and modules.
- Develops detailed reports on grantee work and provides structured feedback for improvement.
- Works with MassVOTE staff to develop voter education materials and campaign plans.
- Attends all D4NP meetings and represents the organization in coalition meetings and additional spaces as needed.
- Other duties as assigned to advance voter access, accountability and education.

Position Requirement:
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years or more of equivalent experience, particularly in community organizing, voter engagement and/or issue campaigns.
- Commitment to social justice movements and to advancing voting rights, GOTV, and/or election-related activities.
- Experience working with diverse communities with the ability to build trusting relationships with a diverse group of people.
- Comfort and experience working with technology and particularly with Microsoft applications and online platforms.
- Experience in planning small to large convenings, trainings and workshops.
- Strong listening, facilitation and communication skills.
- Experience in designing interactive trainings and workshops for diverse communities.
- Excellent planning and organizing abilities, including coalition building.
- Strong ability to provide assistance to organizations on a one-on-one basis and in a group environment.
- Strong experience ability to prioritize work activities and use time effectively.
- Strong team player with a willingness to engage in various activities as needed.
- Willingness to be an avid learner and ability to seek resources to advance personal and organizational development.
- Ability to thrive in a highly dynamic, flexible and fast-paced environment.

To apply: Please submit a brief cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and references to Hiring Manager at Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Bilingual in Spanish or other language is plus but not a requirement.
Timeline: Position to start asap 2017

Posted 2/9/17

Full-Time Bilingual/Bicultural Counselor/Advocate
The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc. Lowell, MA

The Center for Hope and Healing (CHH) is a private not for profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of rape and sexual assault through counseling, advocacy, and to the prevention of sexual violence through education. We are a multicultural organization with a social justice orientation to the work of eradicating sexual violence.
CHH currently seeks a Full-Time Bilingual/Bicultural Counselor/Advocate. This position will have a focus on working with/in underserved communities, i.e. refugees/immigrants, youth, LGBQ/T individuals, etc. This position reports to the Survivor Services Manager.

Responsibilities within the Survivor Services Department include and are not limited to the following:
- Conduct community outreach including: focus groups, youth groups and education, on-site group work within community organizations to better identify the needs and promote services to identified underserved communities/survivors
- Counselors will conduct community and professional workshops
- Provide one-on-one counseling, on-site and in the community in order to increase survivor access to services
- Facilitate support groups, on-site and in the community in order to increase survivor access to services
- Work to ensure survivor services and outreach efforts are culturally relevant to survivors and communities that we serve
- Provide clients with appropriate referrals and assistance as needed. Respond to and assist with their full-frame of needs.
- Provide medical and legal advocacy to clients as needed
- Provide monthly/quarterly reports and statistics
- Participate in providing coverage to 24-hour hotline (including daytime/office hour coverage)
- Participate in implementation of volunteer recruitment, training, coordination of hotline, and medical advocacy schedules (to be delegated by Survivor Services Manager)
- Act as a liaison to reach out to the Portuguese or Khmer speaking communities (organizations, schools, neighborhoods, etc.)
- Other duties as determined by the Survivor Services Manager

Desired Skills/Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree required in related field of psychology and counseling, human services and/or education
- Minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience in crisis intervention or counseling sexual violence survivors or experience in related field such as public health, education or social services
- Experience affecting social change through community education
- Excellent presentation skills and communication skills both verbal and written
- Bilingual preferred in Portuguese or Khmer

Posted 2/9/17

Grassroots Campaigns

Grassroots Campaigns is hiring an experienced and ambitious accounting professional to take on a leadership role on our Finance team.

Job Description: The Accountant is responsible for the general accounting function including journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and account and bank reconciliations. This person will assist with monthly closings and account analysis and will support the Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance Department.

- Prepare journal entries
- Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
- Reconcile bank statements for multiple bank accounts
- Prepare monthly closing and financial statements
-Prepare client invoices
- Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
- Assist in supervising the payroll department
- Prepare quarterly depreciation schedules
- Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

- Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance required
- Minimum of 2 years of experience is preferred
- Solid Excel skills required
- Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus
- Ability to work as a part of a team and multi-task required

To Apply: Please e-mail Merida Lloyd at with your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Please include the position you are applying to, and how you heard about it in the subject line.

Location and Compensation: The position is available immediately in Boston, MA. Salary is commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package is included.

Posted 2/9/17

Database Coordinator
Lee Family Office

Lee Family Office seeks a full-time Database Coordinator to support Barbara Lee, the Barbara Lee Political Office and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation by managing the CRM database, generating and maintaining data and reports, and supporting office staff in their use of the database. This position reports to the Program Director.

Candidates must have 2-4 years’ experience working with a database system as well as the initiative to troubleshoot and improve database functions. Additional experience is necessary in administrative work, data entry, staff training, and event planning. Basic knowledge of computer programming and maintenance, along with an interest in social activism, women’s issues, and politics is preferred.

The Lee Family Office (LFO) manages administrative functions for Barbara Lee and provides staffing for the Barbara Lee Political Office (BLPO) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF).

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s nonpartisan research on women running for executive office has been used by politicians, press, and practitioners for nearly two decades to understand the obstacles and opportunities for women running for office. Our expertise on women in politics has been featured in national press outlets from the New York Times to Glamour, Politico, and MSNBC.

The Barbara Lee Political Office is a leading resource for progressive women candidates. BLPO advances women’s equality in American politics by recruiting, electing, and supporting progressive, pro-choice, pro-equality women candidates and building a pipeline of Democratic women Governors and U.S. Senators.

Barbara Lee has been named one of Boston’s most influential thought leaders by Boston Magazine, and her reach is nationwide. Barbara Lee has helped elect 140 women in 32 states, including every sitting Democratic woman Governor and U.S. Senator.

Database Responsibilities:
- Responsible for detailed and precise data entry of contact and vendor information into the
Microsoft Dynamics CRM database taken from electronic and paper sources. Position utilizes
agreed-upon organizational standards for information entry and information workflows.
- Provide Administrative and Program and Communications Teams with reports and lists (custom and static) using queries to facilitate bulk mailings/campaigns/event lists/travel documents.
- Responsible for recognizing the need for and performing research efforts when updating contact information. Includes, but is not limited to, use of the Internet, hardcopy and electronic sources. Staff Training Responsibilities:
- Update user manuals and maintain current filing practices.
- Participate in periodic meetings with Principal and Program Team to establish parameters for
data requests and best practices.
- Train existing/new staff on how to use the CRM database and computer software.
Research & Direct Mailings Responsibilities:
- Responsible for coordinating mailings (electronic and postal) to solicit updated contact
information, on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for coordinating with Principal and Executive Director to produce lists and mailing
labels for bulk mailings.

Administrative Responsibilities:
- Participate in Program Team duties, as directed by the Program Director, and assist other staff
members as directed.
- Attend all-staff meetings weekly and departmental/team meetings monthly or as directed.

- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university strongly preferred.
- 2-4 years’ experience working with relational databases, including data entry and database
- Prefer direct experience using Contact Resource Management (CRM) applications as an end
- Prefer experience with constituent management/email blast systems.
- Must be proficient with use of Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel (including mail merges).
- Must have efficient and highly accurate data entry abilities and demonstrated ability to
manipulate figures and data with speed and accuracy.
- Must have ability to understand workflow processes and deadlines, and carry out duties utilizing established organizational protocols.
- Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability and desire to work as a team player and as a leader.
- Ability to gracefully manage a high level of stress, multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
- Mature, discreet, and confidential.
- Interest in women’s leadership and political participation.

Lee Family Office is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion and candidates from
underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and reference list to:
Amanda Cone
Director of Operations
Lee Family Office
131 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

Posted 2/9/17

Social Worker
United Somali Youth Program

Founded in 2008, the United Somali Youth Program is a non-profit organization that provides academic support, summer jobs, year round recreation, leadership training, mentoring and social development support for Boston’s Somali refugee youth. Our mission is “To support the development of Somali and other African youth through culturally responsive programs”.

The Social Worker position is a full-time position, working within USYP to manage the Youth Outreach Component. The Social Worker must ensure that all services are delivered to participants at local public schools, Somali Community Centerand after-school programs by planning and collaborating with other community-based organizations to meet the need of at-risk Somali youth who live in Boston.

Responsibilities include:
- Coordinating and managing all outreach services to youth,
- Providing case management and follow-up care,
- Developing service plans in collaboration with school and community center providers,
- Establishing relationships with local schools, community service agencies, courts and other providers,
- Researching resources to support the program’s activities,
- Recruiting participants for after-school and summer components,
- Reaching out to the families of youth being served,
- Collecting and maintaining program data (youth attendance, progress reports, individual youth service plans, etc)
- Assisting with workshops coordination at community center,
- Preparing and submitting quarterly outreach program reports,
- Attending youth support meetings (schools, courts, community),
- Assisting with in-house afterschool and summer programming,
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Compensation: 40 hrs per week X $15 -$20 per hr (Flexible hrs)

Contact: Said Ahmed, Executive Director
Phone: 617-749-6502 Email:

Posted 2/9/17

Office and IT Coordinator
Hyde Square Task Force

Job Description: The Office and IT Coordinator position will support day-to-day operations of the HSTF Youth Community Development Center (YCDC).
Salary Range: $35,000 - $40,000

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is an award-winning youth development and social change organization based in Boston’s Latin Quarter. Through high-quality arts, academic, and leadership programming, HSTF serves over 1,200 youth in the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Our mission is to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong, safe, and vibrant urban community.

The Office and IT Coordinator position will support day-to-day operations of the HSTF Youth Community Development Center (YCDC). This building houses 18 full-time staff and provides structured and drop-in activities to over 200 youth ages 8-21 and their families each week. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, creative, pragmatic, and flexible individual who takes the initiative to resolve problems and make improvements as needed.

Facilities Maintenance & Upkeep
- Coordinate the maintenance and repairs of the YCDC in collaboration with staff, vendors, and service providers.
- Ensure cost-efficient and effective operation of the YCDC by proactively exploring and proposing cost savings and other improvements.

Customer Service
- Courteously greet visitors, answer phones, direct callers, and respond to basic customer service requests.
- Maintain attractive reception area and ensure that appropriate information is available to visitors.

Office Coordination
- Monitor office inventory and place purchase orders of supplies and equipment as needed.
- Participate in the development of appropriate facility and equipment usage policies/procedures and communicate these to staff and visitors.
- Engage staff in developing and implementing shared expectations and responsibilities for common area upkeep, including the coordination of periodic all-staff clean-up days.
- Maintain the YCDC schedule and coordinate use of the facility by staff as well as outside partners.
- Collect and distribute mail.
- Responsible for the general voice mailbox, return and forward messages as needed.
- Support Executive Director with scheduling and other administrative tasks as needed.

IT Maintenance and Upkeep
- Coordinate all projects related to IT regular maintenance, repairs and upgrades.
- Troubleshoot basic issues related to network server and access, VoIP, wireless connections, printer functions, and personnel computing equipment.
- Coordinate appropriate vendors to resolve all other issues related to IT in a timely manner.

Other Organizational Responsibilities
- Communicate in a timely and professional manner with staff in person and via email.
- Provide staffing and support at program and organizational events.
- Other duties as required.

- At least one year relevant experience in office coordination and IT helpdesk.
- Outstanding organizational and time management skills, with the ability to organize and prioritize work effectively.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects to completion.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
- Able to proficiently operate standard office equipment including telephone/voicemail systems, fax machines and photocopiers.
- Basic understanding of PC-based network using Microsoft Small Business.
- Proficiency with MS Office including Outlook as well as Internet, e-mail, calendar, and scheduling applications.
- Driver’s license required.
- Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.

Requirements and Salary:
- Schedule: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, some weekends required.
- Reports to Director of Finance and Facilities.
- Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States.
- Salary: $35,000 to $40,000 dependent upon experience.

We will review all submissions and contact individuals selected to continue in the search process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to:
- Enoes Andujar, Director of Finance and Facilities at
No phone calls please.

Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted 2/9/17

Section Programs Assistant
Boston Bar Association

- Job location
Beacon Hill, Boston
- Salary range
Commensurate with experience

- Email for application or questions
Cover letter must be submitted with resume to

- Job Description
Fast-paced non-profit association seeks detailed oriented person to provide support for educational programs, trainings, and networking the activities of the Sections and other groups of the Boston Bar Association. This position will also manage the online and internal organization-wide calendar and be responsible for coordinating internal program logistics. The position will also work with other staff members to coordinate the promotion of various programs. While this is an entry-level position with a wide range of administrative duties, an intelligent and motivated self-starter will have many opportunities to take on challenging assignments and grow professionally.

Responsibilities include:
- Support the Section & Committee and Forum members in planning and executing Brown Bag Lunch Programs and other programs.
- Provide administrative support to Section steering committees and Forums including compiling and distributing agendas and materials, scheduling meetings, and acting as the staff liaison to Sections and Forums as requested.
- Provide support to initiatives of the Solo & Small Firm, New lawyers and Diversity & Inclusions Section and Affinity Bar Partners as directed by the Manager of Member Engagement.
- Manage online and internal organization-wide calendar.
- Participate in Membership and Community Outreach events.
- Provide administrative support including data entry tasks and preparing reports.
- Assist with general projects and events of the BBA and BBF.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical, organizational and project management skills; exceptional writing skills with attention to detail, possess ability to manage multiple projects independently, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with leadership and senior staff. A college degree is required, and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must. Knowledge of ADOBE suite software is desired.

Posted 2/9/17

Member Services Assistant
Boston Bar Association

- Job location
Beacon Hill, Boston
- Salary range
Commensurate with experience
- Email for application or questions:

- Job Description
The Boston Bar Association seeks a resourceful, energetic and professional individual to provide support for the Lawyer Referral Service, front desk administration and other programs of the BBA. The Member Services Assistant will respond to requests for legal assistance from the general public and making appropriate referrals to local attorneys and other legal resources and oversee data entry for the LRS department. The Member Services Assistant will also engage in customer service functions at the front desk/reception area answering telephone inquiries and greeting BBA members and the general public (some evening hours required). Some specific responsibilities include:
- Respond to requests for legal assistance from the general public by determining the nature of the person's legal problem and making appropriate referrals to local attorneys and other legal resources.
- Engage in customer service functions at the front desk/reception area in the afternoon hours. Duties include answering and directing telephone inquiries, greeting members and the general public, receiving mail and deliveries, and other administrative duties.
- Oversee the data entry for LRS membership, Attorney Registration (BBO) status, and payments.
- Schedule all Member Space use and adhere to protocols for usage of those areas.
- Provide administrative support as needed for the Association's Public Service Programs, such as Summer Jobs, the Law Student Internship Program, and the Lawyer for the Day Program at the Housing Court.
- Provide administrative and clerical support on large projects or special events as needed, including mailings, photocopying, and scanning.
- Serve as primary back-up for the front desk.
- Provide support with program logistics as-needed for both on and off-site programs and events.

While this is an entry-level position with a wide range of administrative duties, an intelligent and motivated self-starter will have many opportunities to take on challenging assignments and grow professionally.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical, organizational and project management skills; exceptional attention to detail, possess the ability to manage multiple projects independently, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with members and volunteer leadership. A college degree is preferred, and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must.

Email cover letter and resume to

Posted 2/9/17

Director of Development, full-time (UTEC, Lowell, MA)
UTEC - Lowell, MA

Are you a skillful networker and a passionate ambassador able to attract new individual gifts? A leader who is seeking an opportunity to lead an exciting growth plan, including high-level corporate giving? This is an opportunity for an experienced fundraiser and manager to work in a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization with a growing evidence base of accomplished outcomes for young adults with past gang and criminal involvement. UTEC needs you to step into our successful and evolving agency to continue our substantial growth in both services and funding, as part of the leadership team that sustains the agency’s $5M+ budget.

This position will work directly with our Executive Director, an eager and effective fundraiser. You will be expected to build a personal portfolio and make direct asks for significant donations. You will also prepare the Executive Director for his individual asks and support other leadership staff in managing their own portfolios.

This position is ideal if you desire to work within a dynamic, innovative organization and with compassionate, driven colleagues. Based on experience and performance, this position has continued growth opportunity, with potential evolution to a Chief Development Officer role.

- Manage all strategies for donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
- Steward relationships with a portfolio of individual donors, corporations, and selected funders
- Directly supervise 2-3 FT staff, and oversee volunteer and internship opportunities
- Oversee portfolio management by the Executive Director and other leadership staff
- Make face-to-face asks of donors; prepare Executive Director and other leadership staff for direct asks
- Execute a schedule of monthly or more cultivation and fundraising events, with supervised staff
- Help build the capacity of UTEC’s Board of Directors to identify and invite new donors
- Provide direction on the use of Salesforce, our CRM managed by the Database Manager
- Collaborate with the Assoc. Director of Develop. on donor communications/agency-wide marketing efforts
- Work closely with Chief Finance Officer to best integrate systems (development/finance)

- A minimum of 5-7 years of fundraising experience, including staff supervision
- Proven experience in designing and managing a variety of fundraising campaigns
- Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and co-workers at all levels
- Capacity to work effectively in a fast environment with evolving priorities, both as a leader/part of a team
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some night and weekend events
- Healthy sense of humor, and an ability to have fun while working hard
- Attention to detail a must!
- Commitment to social justice and a passion for serving our young people is essential
- Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

COMPENSATION: Annual salary commensurate with experience, 3 weeks of vacation to start, paid holidays and sick/personal time, health and dental (50-85% subsidized). UTEC is also prepared to offer the right candidate professional coaching and support in advanced managerial and fundraising approaches.

TO APPLY: In one PDF document, please send both your resume and cover letter to with “Director of Development” in the subject line. No calls, please. Not all applications will receive responses.

ABOUT: UTEC is dedicated to helping young people overcome the very real challenges of poverty, gang involvement, unemployment, and cultural barriers that are pervasive in their community. Based in Lowell, MA, UTEC uses a proven model to create success and better futures for our young people, and ultimately, for all of us. More at

Posted 2/9/17

Investigative Reporter

About Us
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

- Research, develop, write and produce ground-breaking investigative news stories
- Generate long and short-term investigative news projects
- Contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events
- Provide investigative content across all of Telemundo Boston’s on-air and digital platforms
- Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports
- Conduct and oversee hidden-camera and surveillance operations
- Work with station management and Telemundo/NBC legal department conceptualizing and producing content
- Willingness to perform basic video shooting and editing

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a television news reporter
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience presenting stories live on-camera
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an investigative reporter
- Understanding of computer-assisted reporting and working with database and spreadsheet programs
- Strong story-telling and television writing skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field

Additional Job Requirements
- Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through
- Must be willing to work in Newton, MA
- Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

Desired Characteristics
- Ability to shoot and edit video for broadcast
- Willingness to work long hours and overtime

Posted 2/9/17

Corporate Engagement Trainer
Location: Any Year Up site - Boston, MA or New York, NY preferred

Year Up’s Corporate Engagement (“CE”) team connects top corporations in need of entry level talent with college trained, high-potential urban young adults. This team is successful when they have provided internships to 100% of qualified students who have earned this opportunity. Team members have tangible targets in developing and following up on leads, closing sales, managing client accounts and relationships, and ensuring that interns continue to perform and develop their professional skills.

This role will report to the Senior Director of Staff Learning and work closely with stakeholders from the CE Team. The CE Trainer will ensure high-quality training, skill development and onboarding for all CE staff by driving content development, participation/completion, assessment, facilitation and delivery. They will steward each staff member’s learning needs, create customized support plans as needed, and liase with CE managers and leadership to help build a consistently skilled sales team.


High-Quality Content Development and Delivery

- Facilitate new hire training in person
- Convene trainees virtually in groups via Skype “office hours,” practice-based workshops, training follow-up, etc.
- Assess training effectiveness (e.g. feedback surveys, analysis of readiness tests, etc.)
- Develop and maintain training content (online and in person) as needed
- Liaise with various training stakeholders (e.g. Miller Heiman, Salesforce/IT, Sales Ops, National Program Team, e-learning designers, etc.) to ensure unified/seamless trainee experience
- Work with trainees to ensure they are “road ready” (e.g. certification meeting, training support plans to manager with 30-day check ins, etc.)
- Manage and drive strategic partnerships as needed (e.g. Miller Heiman)
- Training Accountability and Completion

- Provide clear onboarding plans/instructions prior to each new hire start
- Create customized training plans for tenured sales people as needed
- Steward both new hires and tenured sales people through designated training plans
- Ensure all new hires are completing training and learning activities on schedule to decrease ramp-up time
- Provide regular reports on trainee progress (completion, assessment results, etc.) to managers and CE leadership
- Recommend actions for managers to better engage and support their sales people towards success
- Strategic Consultancy to Corporate Engagement leadership

- Provide analysis and recommendations regarding skill level of full team, skill gaps, risks, and progress made
- Provide regular reports on trainee progress (completion, assessment results, etc.) and any gaps in manager support
- Leverage data to make recommendations for more proactive/strategic recruitment and performance management
- Provide strategic support to incorporate learnings and improve CE Training Strategy
Site/National Team Member

Be a proactive member of a small department in a collaborative, team-based environment
Participate in site and national support activities, as required


- Minimum 5 years professional work experience
- Minimum 3 years experience in training, coaching or professional development (sales training preferred)
- Minimum 3 years experience in sales, sales operations, and/or client management
- Demonstrated experience developing training content, including integration of external resources into internal environment
- Experience facilitating in both in-person and virtual environments
- Working knowledge and experience with LMS portals
- Working knowledge of adult learning theory and employee development preferred
- Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple work streams
- Strong collaborator with passion for working with and through people
- Skilled with informal and indirect leadership with demonstrated ability to drive results through others
- A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
- Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion

- Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
- Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
- Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
- Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up will serve over 2,700 students in 2015 nationwide.

Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Our core sites are based on our founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, our Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.

Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.

Please visit to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website:

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls

Senate District Coordinator

Senate District Coordinator (SDC)
Part-Time Position

TITLE: Senate District Coordinator

DIVISION: Administration

DESIGNATION: Non-unit position

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY: The Senate District Coordinator (SDC) coordinates the activities of the Legislative Political Action Team (LPAT) and is responsible for the development and execution of the local and regional LPAT plans.

REPORTS TO: Director of Grassroots Campaigns (DGC)

- Recruits members and contributes to the development of statewide Legislative Political
Action Teams.
- Monitors, coaches and assists LPAT members to achieve LPAT goals.
- Coordinates ongoing training programs to ensure legislative professional development.

- Recruit members for local LPAT teams, utilizing resources such as the Voter Activation
Network (VAN).
- Build, update and maintain a list of members interested in legislative and political action.
- Maintain ongoing recruitment efforts to ensure at least 25 local LPAT members are
available to lobby assigned elected officials.
- Communicate regularly with LPAT members.
- Convene a minimum of six LPAT member meetings per state senate district per year.
- Initiate contact with state senator and targeted representatives.
- Collaborate with LPAT members to develop a political action strategy for local state senate districts.
- Provide ongoing feedback to the Director of Grassroots Campaigns.
- Participate in conference calls and maintain weekly contact with DGC.
- Identify and resolve any issues which arise with LPAT team effectiveness and development.

- Proven effectiveness in political and legislative action.
- Experience with organizing and recruitment.
- Familiarity with the MTA.
- Excellent small and large group presentation and public speaking skills.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Ability to access and to use computers for common business applications.
- Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends.

SALARY: $7,500 per annum.


To apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume to:

MTA Human Resources
2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171-2119
FAX: 617-570-4961

Assistant Director of Development - Events


REPORTS TO: Director of Development

Develop, plan, and execute targeted community fundraising events to achieve defined regional goals. Identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base.


- Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals.
Plan, organize and execute fundraising events such as, but not limited to, leadership development activities, trade and industry events.
- Organize event committee meetings; mentor event chairs and co-chairs.
- Coordinate event program, honorees and attendees.
- Prepare press releases, program outlines and related publicity materials. Initiate and respond to media contacts to promote awareness of ADL fundraising events and honorees.
- Oversee budget and record keeping for the event.
- In consultation with the Director of Development, plan and engage in solicitation of board and non-board member contributors, cultivate lay persons and coordinate donor recognition activities.
- Organize educational and small-scale fundraising events.
- Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach. May research and reach out to potential corporate sponsors or contributors.
- Provide committee staff support; prepare agendas, minutes and follow up.
- Maintain appropriate prospect and donor records, mailing lists and fund records.
- Contribute to regional management by participating in overall regional office administration.

- Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the Regional Director of Development or as representative at the National level.
- Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up based on individual skills and office needs.

Depending on region may participate in supervising staff such as Development/Administrative Assistant OR may occasionally instruct or assist other employees including interns.

Skills: Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task. The proven ability to solicit and close financial agreements with donors is essential. Good interpersonal skills and good oral and written presentation skills are needed. Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software is needed.

Experience: Two to five years of community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment. Event planning experience is required

Education: A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends is necessary to represent ADL and attend community fundraising events. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Events may require the ability to lift and carry heavy boxes.

Program Coordinator


The Barbara Lee Family Foundation / Barbara Lee Political Office / Lee Family Office seek a full-time Program Coordinator to support strategic grant making, political fundraising, candidate tracking, event planning and research projects. This position reports to the Program Director.


The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in women’s political participation and two to four years’ experience in non-profit or political organizations. Candidates should have strong skills in research, fundraising, and event planning, as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities.


The Barbara Lee Political Office (BLPO) manages Barbara Lee’s political projects, fundraising, and contributions to organizations and candidates. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) supports progressive initiatives in two primary program areas: women in politics and contemporary art. The Lee Family Office (LFO) manages administrative functions for Barbara Lee.

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s nonpartisan research on women running for executive office has been used by politicians, press, and practitioners for nearly two decades to understand the obstacles and opportunities for women running for office. Our expertise on women in politics has been featured in national press outlets from the New York Times to Glamour, Politico, and MSNBC.

The Barbara Lee Political Office is a leading resource for progressive women candidates. BLPO advances women’s equality in American politics by recruiting, electing, and supporting progressive, pro-choice, pro-equality women candidates and building a pipeline of Democratic women Governors and U.S. Senators.

Barbara Lee has been named one of Boston’s most influential thought leaders by Boston Magazine, and her reach is nationwide. Barbara Lee has helped elect 140 women in 32 states, including every sitting Democratic woman Governor and U.S. Senator.


Foundation Research and Grant Making
- Review and evaluate letters of inquiry (LOI), research organizations, work with Program Director to analyze grant proposals and make recommendations to the Executive Director and Principal
- Interface with staff of grant applicants, other foundations, and partner organizations
- Coordinate grant reporting requirements with the Program Director and communicate with grantees to monitor reporting progress; perform grantee evaluations and project assessments
- Draft award and declination letters
- Update and maintain the Foundation database
- Provide support on Foundation operating projects, as directed

Events and Fundraising
- Plan events, including political fundraisers and receptions, as assigned by the Program Director
- Facilitate general fundraising activities with Program team, including preparing fundraising materials for Principal, tracking fundraising progress and donor information, maintaining fundraising database and hard files, communicating with donors, processing incoming donations, and managing logistics of activities and events
- Prepare final reports and assessments for fundraising campaigns and events
- Report to Program Director and Executive Director on fundraising/event status and consult with them on all major decisions Political Research and Candidate Tracking
- Track, research, and interview incumbents and candidates running for U.S. Senate, Governor and elected office in Massachusetts, and others as requested
- Work with Executive Director and Program Director to evaluate candidate viability, analyze contribution requests, facilitate decision making, execute contribution decisions and conduct follow-up
- Draft award and declination letters
- Assist with researching political organizations and state political landscapes as requested by the
Program Director
- Provide support for a candidate training program, to include candidate research and recruitment and conference planning Administration
- Organize and maintain electronic and hard files
- Collaborate with Database and IT Associate and other staff members to maintain updated and accurate information in the database
- Staff Principal at events, conferences, and other functions, as needed
- Assist with office administration as needed including mass mailings, phone reception, and organizing political events
- Interface with Lee Family Office staff to ensure smooth administration of all LFO business including scheduling, events, and special projects


- B.A. or B.S. degree strongly preferred
- 2-4 years of work experience in non-profit or political organizations
- Strong critical thinking abilities with the capacity to problem solve and think logically
- Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
- Experience with events and fundraising
- Excellent research skills
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Extremely organized and detail oriented
- Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and relational databases
- Interest in women’s leadership and political participation
- Basic understanding of political campaigns and campaign finance
- Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends
- Mature, discreet, and able to maintain confidentiality
- Patience, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team

Lee Family Entities is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion and candidates from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


Send cover letter, resume, and reference list to:

Nicole Carlsburg
Program Director
Lee Family Office
131 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 3

Constituent Services Internship and Public Policy Internship
Office of Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson

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NOTE: Deadline - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Office of District 7 Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson is seeking motivated candidates with an interest in public policy and government relations for legislative intern positions. Positions will provide candidates with the opportunity to experience issues related to education, public safety, housing, and economic development.

Constituent Services Internship
- Motivated applicants with an interest in government, public policy, and civic engagement
- Exceptional communication and organizational skills Internship responsibilities include:
- Supporting residents and community groups better communicate with city departments
- Answering constituent phone calls - Checking emails - Drafting memos and meeting notices
- Filling
- Managing constituent requests
- Staffing the Councillor at events and meetings

Public Policy Internship Requirements:
- Applicants studying Political Science, Government, Public Policy, or related field
- Exceptional writing ability and excellent analytical, research and organizational skills.
- Highly motivated and able to work independently Internship responsibilities include:
- Assisting in the monitoring of legislation
- Attending and writing summaries for hearings and bills
- Providing research support on major issues facing District 7 and the City of Boston

To apply: Please e-mail a letter of interest and resume along with availability to and include "Internship Application" in the subject line.

Posted 12/15/16

Economic Development Planner
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Economic Development Planner I within the agency's Land Use Department. In conjunction with other MAPC staff, this Planner will work on a wide variety of projects with local communities with a particular focus on sustainable economic development.

In addition to local and regional planning work, the Planner will assist in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth, sustainable economic development, and regional collaboration. The Planner will work closely with state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions.

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future.

Examples of Duties:
- Help cities and towns to develop plans, policies, zoning and programs to achieve sustainable economic development;
- Collect, analyze, and interpret economic data;
- Conduct market and feasibility analyses to understand potential for new retail, residential, and office uses within MAPC communities;
- Assess development potential in various parts of Metro Boston;
- Create strategies to help businesses and local governments to promote economic development consistent with smart growth;
- Assist with the development and implementation of MAPC's Regional Economic Development Strategy;
Speak publicly in regard to sustainable economic development and other land use issues;
- Conduct other planning activities as assigned to implement MetroFuture.

Typical Qualifications:
- Candidates for this position must have either a Bachelor's degree with a major in planning, public policy/management, economic development or a closely related field and at least 3 years of relevant job experience; or a Master's degree in one of these fields plus at least 1 year of relevant professional experience.
- Ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials, especially local elected and appointed officials;
- Experience providing professional planning and/or economic development assistance to local governments;
- Knowledge and understanding of the real estate development process, ability to evaluate residential or commercial sites and projects, or experience with development and finance;
- Familiarity with key economic development laws, regulations, and tools of state and local government;
- Strong research, writing, and communication skills, including ability to interpret data and to use GIS effectively;
- Strong skills and abilities in public process, facilitation, and collaboration;
- Ability to advocate for greater equity throughout Metro Boston, especially in housing, employment, and other land use issues;
- Experience working on market analyses, creating development pro formas, and working on feasibility analyses is a plus;
- Experience and interest implementing arts-related and cultural economic development strategies is also a plus.

Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Apply To
Apply online at Please attach a cover letter and resume. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.

About MAPC:
MAPC, established by statute in 1963, is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston, an area of 3.2 million people with 101 cities and towns.

Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities. In addition to our local and regional planning work, MAPC maintains an active effort to influence public policy, program design, and spending priorities on the state and federal levels.

We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008, and by the agency's Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2014. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and the Strategic Plan, visit and

Posted 12/15/16

Executive Director
Massachusetts Democratic Party

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Purpose of position:
The Massachusetts Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Executive Director. This is a full-time leadership position based in Boston, MA. The Executive Director, working with the State Chair and party officers, oversees all day-to-day operations of the MDP. The Executive Director is responsible for managing programs and initiatives that build the party at the grassroots and advance its political objectives. He or she must be reliable, honest, and loyal. The Executive Director reports directly to the State Chair, works with other party officers, and is hired pursuant to the guidelines set forth in the state party bylaws.

In 2017, the Executive Director will work closely with the Chair, members of the State Committee and Town and Ward Committees to manage the Caucuses, implement the Platform Hearing Process and the Platform Convention. She or he will also supervise trainings and oversee efforts for any general or special elections that may occur. The Executive Director will work with the Chair and Finance Committee to implement a robust fundraising effort.

Responsibilities include :
- Conduct weekly staff meetings
- Plan and organize Democratic State Committee meetings
- Manage various projects and events
- Draft annual MDP Budget working with Chair, Officers, Finance Committee and Compliance
- Serve as a surrogate/spokesperson at Democratic events
- Assist in providing high-level training to activists, Chairs, and Democratic candidates
- Work with the Chair and Communications Team to issue daily, weekly and monthly updates to Democratic
- Initiate and manage effective social media programs and presence
- Coordinate with State House caucuses on candidate recruitment
- Communicating and coordinate regularly with legal counsel for the party and advise and keep the MDP Chair
compliant on all legal, financial, and political matters related to the state party
- Fundraise from major donors when necessary or appropriate
- Coordinate with all national organizations, such as: DNC; DGA; DSCC, DCCC, and DLCC

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on relationship building and
- Willing to be based in Boston, and travel throughout MA
- Excellent organizational and multi - tasking skills
- Ability to manage multiple deadlines and diverse responsibilities
- Previous staff management experience a plus
- At least 4 years of political, campaign, or non-profit experience or a combination thereof

Salary is commensurate with experience and in the range of $60,000 to $65,000, plus benefits.

Position is to commence no later than 1 February 2017. Candidates must be available for personal interviews in each of the first two weeks of January 2017.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three references to

No person shall be discriminated against in seeking employment with the Massachusetts Democratic Party because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, sexual orientation, economic status or disability.

Posted 12/15/16

Housing First Case Manager

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Job Description:
The HomeStart Housing First Case Manager will provide housing search and follow-up case management services to disabled individuals who are homeless and then move to permanent scattered site housing. Program participants are those how are most vulnerable and have been living on the streets for many years and suffer from mental illness, long histories of substance abuse, major medical conditions, and have limited experience with independent living. The Housing First team takes a harm-reduction approach to helping participants find ways to successfully live in housing and not let their disabilities result in recurrent homelessness.

- Assist some homeless individuals with all aspects of housing search and placement into permanent housing: work with clients to devise an appropriate housing search strategy; complete housing applications and prepare necessary documentation; negotiate with landlords, housing authorities, and realtors.
- Conduct outreach to potential landlords.
- Support placed individuals in becoming independent and successful in their housing by providing follow-up case management services.
- Assist clients in accessing any income or health benefits and other resources for which they are in need or for which they are eligible.
- Provide crisis intervention around mental health, substance abuse, medical and housing related crises.
- Help participants with activities of daily living including household cleaning, hygiene awareness, diplomacy in dealing with landlords/other tenants, healthy meal planning, etc. • Work closely with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless to help clients successfully maintain their health and housing.
- Assist participants' transition from homeless-based to community based resources.
- Utilizing a harm reduction model, support participants in maintaining focus on their substance abuse recovery and mental health stability.
- Travel throughout Greater Boston conducting home visits and accompanying clients to their provider meetings.
- Assist with budgeting skills and other activities of daily living.

- Case management experience
- Mental health and substance abuse knowledge and/or experience.
- Positive attitude; caring; patient; non-judgemental; dedicated to ending homelessness.
- Able to work occasional evening hours as needed.
- Good with numbers; good budgeting skills.
- Ability to work well as part of a team.
- Interested in enhancing and learning new professional skills.
- Sense of humor.
- Patience.
- Accountability, good time management, and organizational ability.

HomeStart Offers: Salary plus generous benefits package, a dynamic staff, flexibility, and a supportive work environment. HomeStart is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Persons of color and formerly homeless persons encouraged to apply.
City: Boston

Posted 12/11/16

Schools for Children
Winchester, MA

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Overview of the Organization and Programs

Schools for Children (SFC) was founded in 1981 when Lesley University divested itself of the lab schools operated by its education department. From this founding steeped in progressive education, SFC now operates five diverse schools and programs in Greater Boston.

SFC believes that every student deserves a chance to learn, to be encouraged and supported by caring adults. Every student also deserves the opportunity to work towards ambitious educational goals. In addition, SFC believes that learning needs to be tailored to the individual. To fulfill its commitment to meeting the unique educational needs of students, SFC operates the following diverse portfolio of schools.

- Dearborn Academy, Arlington
- Lesley Ellis School, Arlington
- Seaport Academy, Charlestown
- Dearborn STEP Program, Greater Boston
- Winn Brook Child Care, Belmont

Collectively, SFC’s operating budget is approximately $15 million, and the organization employs about 240 staff members who are overseen by a management team consisting of the CEO, CFO and directors for each of the schools and programs. Located in Winchester, SFC’s central office, provides financial, technology, human resource and other related supports to each of its schools. SFC’s CEO reports to a volunteer board of directors currently comprised of 12 members who are business leaders, community members, educators and supporters from Greater Boston.

SFC has been very ably led by Ted Wilson, its CEO for close to 30 years. Ted, who will retire from his position effective June 30, 2017, will consult to the board on specific projects during the 2017-18 school year. An eight-member search committee comprised of board members and senior staff has been appointed to manage the transition in leadership with a desired start date of July 1, 2017.

SFC is at an important historical juncture as it approaches its first CEO transition in 30 years which was preceded this year by the retirement of its equally long-serving director of the Dearborn Academy. In addition to successfully navigating these transitions, SFC is poised to chart a refreshed future for itself.

High priorities for the new CEO include:
- Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations of a complex, multi-site organization.
- Navigating the first major leadership transition in 30 years, both at the CEO and the director level.
- Managing the physical relocation of two programs (and the potential morale issues often associated with a move).
- Conducting an audit of existing supports provided by the central office to the schools and programs.
- Challenging the status quo to ensure a sustainable future and define a collective vision, culture and strategic direction for this multi-site organization.
- Strengthening interconnectedness and communication between the central office, schools and programs.
- Defining and implementing a marketing and public relations program that raises the profile of the organization, its schools and programs, and supports enrollment and fundraising.
- Working collaboratively with the board to refresh and build its membership and capacity.

Desired Credentials
- A minimum of five years of senior executive leadership, preferably in an education-related organization, nonprofit or school.
- Master’s degree in education or a related field
- Experience working with children; prior teaching experience a plus

Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative relationship builder who will generate trust and respect across this diverse and complex organization. The next CEO of Schools for Children will also serve as an eager and energetic public face for the organization, nurturing existing and cultivating new external relationships. He or she will possess the skills and experience to serve as a:
- Visionary strategic planner
- Effective leader of staff
- External facing leader
- Education leader
- Strong administrator

Candidate Guidelines
This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England's Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant John Tarvin. All submissions are confidential. For the complete position profile please visit

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted after January 9 to schedule interviews.

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget.

SFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

Posted 12/11/16

Program Manager
Dept. of Neighborhood Development
City of Boston

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- Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Within the Department of Neighborhood Development, under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager will manage all eviction services within the Office of Housing Stability (OHS) division. The Program Manager will be a resource to landlords and tenants on a variety of issues related to rental housing and manage other emergency cases as needed including those referred by the Mayor’s Office or other City Departments.

- Coordinates appointments with vendors (court services) and constituents; manages eviction services including, going to court to meet with court representatives overseeing landlord and tenant evictions.
- Advocates and obtains money owed to tenants in the case of a fire.
- Assists in the implementation of pilot programs, such as the landlord guarantee fund.
- Works with court representatives to preserve tenancy preservation and or eviction prevention.
- Provides information and answers inquiries to landlords, tenants and other constituents concerning many aspects of landlord and tenant relations, including familiarity with tenant and landlord rights.
- Provides information and referral services to City of Boston residents seeking housing assistance. Answers inquiries about rent increases and recently purchased buildings.
- Develops relationships and works with staff from other City departments to coordinate housing and services for at-risk or displaced tenants.
- Assess the needs and status of the at-risk or displaced individual or family in order to determine the housing options and to facilitate access to other needed resources or services.
- Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
- At least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in program management preferably in work which included tenancy preservation, rapid re-housing and/or housing search and placement. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
- Demonstrated knowledge of resources available to landlords and tenants to preserve tenancies and assist with housing search.
- Strong customer service and proven ability to work with the public.
- Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and counseling skills preferred.
- Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills preferred.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the position.
- Ability to speak and write other languages preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency with standard office workplace technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Mail highly preferred.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, i.e. the willingness to work evenings and weekends in every neighborhood in Boston as needed.

Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-21
Hours Per Week: 35

Posted 12/11/16

Senior Program Manager
Dept. of Neighborhood Development
City of Boston

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- Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Within the Department of Neighborhood Development, under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Office of Housing Stability and Emergency Assistance (OHS), the Sr. Program Manager will carry out certain program and constituent–based functions to assist housing and service providers, landlords and tenants with housing stability. The Sr. Program Manager will support the Deputy Director in researching proposed legislative, ordinance, and initiatives that help reduce displacement of residents in the City of Boston.

- Assists with the coordination and creation of legal resources for homelessness prevention and tenancy preservation, landlord and tenant disputes and eviction.
- Maintains up-to-date information and knowledge base regarding landlord tenant laws.
- Forms relationships with area law schools and legal institutions with the goal of creating low cost and accessible legal resources for landlords and tenants.
- Provides information to stake holders interested in landlord and tenant issues and rights.
- Drafts and researches proposed legislation and city ordinances for Deputy Director’s review.
- Answers inquires from landlords, tenants, attorneys and other City departments concerning many aspects of landlord and tenant relations, including familiarity with tenant and landlord rights.
- Refers renters and landlords to appropriate organizations that can assist them with maintaining their tenancy or relocating to other housing.
- Creates new protocols for providing OHS services and resources for walk in clinics.
- Assists with the updating of the Good Neighborhood Handbook and other educational materials as required.
- Coordinates information and referral with other city agencies specializing in homelessness prevention and tenancy preservation. Works with area mediation providers to create accessible mediation services for constituents.
- Maintains accurate and complete files on constituents.
- Supervises and trains Program Manager, legal interns, volunteers and coordinate assignments.
- Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

- At least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, demonstrated experience in housing or real estate, preferably in work which included homelessness prevention and tenancy preservation, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
- Demonstrated legal knowledge of landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.
- Strong customer service skills and ability to work with the public.
- Working knowledge of resources available to landlords and tenants.
- Ability to conduct effective group meetings, trainings and presentations.
- Ability to produce effective housing-related materials and reports to constituents.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications, specifically Word, Excel and Access highly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of City’s regulations and processes preferred.
- Strong organizational, communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to speak and write other languages preferred.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, i.e., the willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-23
Hours Per Week: 35

Posted 12/11/16

Legislative Aide
Office of Representative-Elect Dylan Fernandes
To apply: send resume to

Start date: January 2017
Qualities Desired
- Experience in government, policy, legislative process, and constituency services
- Strong educational background, minimum Bachelor Degree
- Hard working, highly organized, creative thinker
- Experience in grant writing and applications a plus
- Exceptional writer and communicator

Position overview
- Work on and track legislation, attend hearings, compose policy briefings and recommendations
- Direct constituency services and address needs of constituents
- Manage the schedule
- Oversee press relations and new media communications

Posted 12/11/16

Legislative Aide
State Representative-elect Juana Matias

Overview: State Representative-elect Juana Matias (D-Lawrence) will represent the 16th Essex District, which includes the city of Lawrence, MA, starting in January, 2017.

The Legislative Aide will be an important part of the team - the only staff person for Rep. Matias. The Legislative Aide will act as a liaison for Rep. Matias in her district and at the State House. They will act as an ambassador—representing Juana’s mission, vision, and values.

* Key Responsibilities:

- Manage and resolve constituent problems and questions, via email, letter, telephone and in person; analyze which appropriate state, local or federal agency should be contacted.
- Maintain a constituent tracking database.
- Maintain detailed appointment and meeting schedules.
- Assist with day-to-day office activities, including filing, drafting correspondence to public officials and constituents, answering telephone calls and email messages, and greeting visitors.
- Attend legislative meetings, committee hearings, licensing and zoning hearings, and community meetings (the legislative aide should expect to work some evenings).
- Conduct legislative and general policy research; Draft, file, and track legislation, budget items, and legislative amendments.
- Research and draft newspaper columns, newsletters, press releases, and website updates.
- Monitor various district development projects and issues as assigned.
- Coordinate recruitment, interviewing and hiring of interns; Develop goals and responsibilities for interns that include tasks, projects, and activities that are productive, engaging, and fulfilling.

* Experience:

- Ability to work independently.
- Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
- Excels in a fast paced, flexible environment.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with and handle sensitive information.
- Mastery of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Bachelors degree preferred.

Salary: $37,900.00 (Includes health insurance, dental and vision, tuition options for state colleges and reduced MBTA pass program).

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. With subject line: Matias

Legislative Aide position. Please send to:

Posted 11/30/16

Case Management Assistant Coordinator - Housing - Homeless Services
Boston Public Health Commission

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Full-time - Long Island-LOC11


- Provides follow up housing stabilization services to individuals placed in housing, including assistance with paying rent and utilities, helping to resolve landlord/tenant problems and connecting individuals with community resources and supports. Assists clients with obtaining furniture and moving into housing.
- Coordinates community integration activities for clients, teaching life skills and independent living skills necessary for succeeding in permanent housing.
- Hosts community based housing agencies (BHA, HomeStart, etc.) in providing on site housing search assistance. Completes intakes and assessments on shelter guests to determine needs and eligibility for services and public benefits. Provides case management, crisis intervention and supportive counseling to clients.
- Transports guests to housing appointments.
- Provides case management, crisis intervention and supportive counseling to clients. Coordinates the delivery of services and referrals in areas of family reunification, DSS, obtaining benefits, etc. Provides support and assistance to clients with legal issues (probation, parole, courts).
- Assesses need for moving start-up costs (including security deposit funds, utility debts, moving and furniture costs) and coordinates access to same.
- Identifies housing barriers and assists clients to obtain income and initial documentation for housing eligibility.
- Maintains up to date and accurate service plan contacts, and progress note records for the department.
- Works in a multi-disciplinary team approach with other social service, work rehab and health services departments of the shelter. Develops and facilitates budgeting, money management and other life skills groups. Participates in weekly social service treatment team and other assigned meetings and trainings. Compiles records and statistical reports.
- Shares in emergency on-call beeper rotation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum one (1) year human services experience. College level course work equivalent to an Associate's degree with two (2) years human services experience or High School diploma/GED and three (3) years human services experience may be substituted for above requirements.
- Valid driver's license and good driving record.
- Previous experience working with homeless, diverse ethnic, racial or low income populations with an understanding of mental health, substance abuse and recovery issues.
- Knowledge of Boston area housing resources and social service agencies.
- Experience in transitional housing or community residential programs helpful. Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Computer literacy preferred.

- Boston residency required, or willingness to relocate within 6 months, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

PAY RANGE - $20.07 - $22.61
SHIFT - 10am to 6pm. Monday to Friday

Posted 11/30/16

MassHealth - Mass HIway Policy Analyst
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence and quality of life.

The Mass HIway is the state-sponsored Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is a robust public HIE option, and currently has two primary functions: (1) support of secure transmission of information via Direct Messaging, and (2) HIway-sponsored population health services, which include the existing Relationship Listing Service, and the proposed Event Notification Service.

Under the general direction of the Mass HIway Executive Director, the Mass HIway Policy Analyst will work with the EOHHS and Mass HIway team by providing writing, analysis, presentation preparation and delivery, and other work that will support policies, strategy, and business activities of the Mass HIway. It is anticipated that the Mass HIway Policy Analyst will work with the following individuals who will comprise the Mass HIway's Policy and Strategy Unit: The Mass HIway Executive Director, and the Mass HIway Senior Policy Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

Policy, legislative, regulatory & sub-regulatory affairs:
- HIway Regulations, sub-regulations and HIway Policies & Procedures: Support the Mass HIway Executive Director and Mass HIway Senior Policy Analyst in developing HIway Regulations, administrative bulletins and sub-regulatory guidance, including the HIway Policies & Procedures
- 1st wave of required HIway connections:
- Take a primary role in operationalizing the collection and maintenance of the list of Provider Organizations that are statutorily required to connect to the HIway in the 1st wave of required connections in 2017 to 2019, as result of HIway Regulations
- Take a primary role in developing and operationalizing an attestation process regarding Provider Organizations' connection to the HIway and implementation of Use Cases for HIway Direct Messaging
- Centralized Opt-out: Take a primary role in developing and operationalizing the implementation of a centralized opt-out mechanism
Legal affairs:
- Support the Mass HIway and EOHHS legal team in activities including: (1) updating and maintain contracts and participation agreements, and (2) developing a waiver and appeals process
Implementation & evaluation of HIway services and initiatives:
- Support the Mass HIway Executive Director and Mass HIway Senior Policy Analyst in the implementation, promotion and evaluation of current and forthcoming HIway services such as HIway Direct Messaging, Deep Dive Program, Event Notification Service (ENS), PreManage ED, the potential HIway node for the MassHealth Clinical Data Repository / Quality Data Repository, and the Prescription Monitoring Program's interface with the Mass HIway.
Stakeholder engagement:
- Take a primary role in engagement with the following key stakeholders: HIT Council, Advisory Groups to the HIT Council, Cross-Agency Workgroup, and advocacy groups in the Commonwealth
- Represent the Mass HIway at local and national conferences/meetings, in order to: (a) Conduct general outreach and education about the role and services that the HIway provides; (b) help keep EOHHS and the HIway team informed about recent developments in health information technology (e.g., MACRA, Meaningful Use) that impact the HIway, and (c) help develop knowledge and contacts that may assist the HIway in providing additional services to promote the goals of the HIway

Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with health information exchanges and electronic medical records.
- Experience with project management, ideally including developing state Request For Proposals (RFPs), evaluating RFP responses, contracting, and working with state vendors. • Familiarity with Medicaid program, especially in the Massachusetts landscape.
- Flexibility and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Special Requirements:
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state may be required.
Pre-Hire Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration, and (B) of which at least three years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

I. A Master's or higher degree with a major in business administration, management, public administration, industrial engineering, industrial psychology, or hospital administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Administrator IV
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place
Job: Management - Agency: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Nov 23, 2016, 4:00:08 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 35,247.68 - 93,672.93 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Engie Mota - 617-348-8471

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Posted 11/30/16

Director of Diversity Initiatives - Student Experience, Questrom School of Business
Boston University

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Tracking Code - 3790/I0716

Job Description
The Director of Diversity Initiatives is a member of the Student Experience team at the Questrom School of Business reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Experience and Services. Responsible for identifying opportunities and developing and implementing initiatives to enhance the experience, engagement, success, and inclusion of Questroms diverse students as defined by all aspects of diversity (race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, international, first-generation, etc.). Work with the admissions teams to develop initiatives to attract diverse candidates to Questrom. Serve as a liaison to a number of nationally recognized professional organizations engaged with diverse populations.

Required Skills
Masters degree required. 5-8 years experience in higher education, especially in a diversity initiatives focused role.

Job Location - BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type - Full-Time/Regular
Salary - Grade 76

Posted 11/30/16

Director of Development and Community Engagement

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Job Description:
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB’s mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB is looking for a Director of Development and Community Engagement to join our Revenue Team. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement, this Director will lead a 15-person team charged with responsibility for securing annual support from corporations, foundations and organizations and managing development operations. The Director will assist in managing relationships with higher level institutional donors and work to develop new partnerships. The incumbent will also oversee the engagement and management of a community of volunteers. The Director is responsible for overall corporate engagement and the management of the volunteer program which includes recruitment, orientation, training and recognition to ensure a quality experience for volunteers while meeting the staffing needs of The Greater Boston Food Bank’s various programs and events. The Director oversees corporate off-site volunteer experiences and is a member of the Revenue Management Team and of a cross-functional leadership team.

- Oversee, motivate and inspire nine full time team members and six part-time team members on duty for evening and weekend volunteering. Manage five direct reports.
- Oversee strategy and execution of development efforts targeted toward institutional donors including corporations, foundations, organizations and other groups to drive revenue; oversee execution of a new corporate philanthropy program in an effort to grow revenue specifically from corporations.
- Manage a portfolio of institutional financial donors and volunteer partners, and identify and cultivate new partners.
- Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts and Director of Marketing & Donor Communications to ensure revenue targets are met.
- Oversee the management of donor services - development operations including donor management systems, business practices and databases to ensure accurate and timely gift administration, donor records, and major donor tracking.
- Ensure that each GBFB program and event has the appropriate number of volunteers to be successful. Programs now include sorting product recovery, creating Brown Bags and CSFP Boxes, special projects and off site volunteer events.
- Establish volunteer outreach, revenue and retention plans as part of an annual work-plan deepening the perceived value of the organization to the volunteer community. This would include identifying and scheduling those corporations that have "special or annual" engagements with GBFB.
- Work with Marketing and Communications to regularly update the messaging to donors and volunteers.
- Represent GBFB at all relevant events, meetings, and speaking opportunities.
- Oversee annual budgets for institutional giving, donor services and community engagement.

Experience and Skills:
- Strong relationship management and communication skills, with the ability to speak persuasively about the organization.
- A demonstrated ability to lead, manage and inspire a team of people, emphasizing teamwork, respect and excellence.
- Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong operational and technical skills.
- Must be detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to analyze data and report on progress.

- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
- A minimum of 7 years of professional nonprofit employment is required, and may be supplemented by significant experience in private sector in the areas of sales, sales force development and management, business development, and other related experience.
- 5-7 years of progressive, significant fund raising or related experience, especially with institutional donors, including strategic planning, prospect development and solicitation, team management, forecasting, data analysis, interpretation and reporting.
- 3-5 years’ experience in volunteer management, community engagement or related experience.
- Must be comfortable representing GBFB in various arenas.
- Public speaking experiences a plus.
- Budget and planning experience required.
- Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
- Excellent work ethic, achievement oriented, and sense of humor.
- Ability and willingness to travel.
- Must be available to participate in external events as needed.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
- Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members. This may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs.
- Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time
- Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment

Posted 11/30/16

Event Manager

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Passion. Purpose. Impact. Those are just three of the reasons to consider a career at CJP, one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations. CJP currently has an opening for Event Manager.

The Event Manager will manage, plan, implement, and coordinate a variety of special events designed to support the mission and increase public awareness of CJP; both large-scale and small, including fundraising events, large scale dinners, community building events, parlor meetings, stewardship events, conferences, meetings, forums, and lectures. This role produces all logistics and programming aspects of an event as needed, providing the highest level of attention to detail.

- Manages event planning process from start to finish.Meets with CJP lead staff and/or project team to strategize and determine the type, scale, tone, theme and content of events. Assists in determining the long- and short-term goals and plans for events.
- Leads all CJP staff and volunteer efforts related to the event, articulating all roles and responsibilities.Conducts event planning meetings, event staff briefings, and event evaluation meeting.
- Creates and manages the event budget, making strategic recommendations for the use of CJP funds.
- Assures that the overall event is professionally produced and that all program elements of the event are in keeping with CJP messaging.
- Assists with the development of the event agenda and script and assures that the program agenda is well-timed.
- Researches potential venues and then assists CJP staff in venue selection. Responsible for negotiating venue contract costs, terms and conditions. Maintains contact and relationships with vendors and venue staff and is responsible for day-of logistical set-up
- Determines event meal needs and contracts with local Kosher caterers or venue.Responsible for coordinating appropriate menu selection with internal CJP staff.Also determines need for appropriate beverages, contracting certified bartenders as needed.
- Determines Audio/Visual, lighting and décor needs for the event and coordinates the work of appropriate vendor(s).
- Assists CJP staff with speaker and/or performer selection, conducts research, makes transportation/hotel arrangements, negotiates fees, and handles contract.
- Works with talent and speakers to assure a high level of professional performance, including coaching as needed.
- Conducts site visits and discusses logistics with host (if at a home location) or event manager (if at a facility).
- Assures that creation of event specific materials (including signage, giveaways, etc) are in keeping with the look and feel of the event and CJP branding. Coordinates with marketing department on creation of event promotional materials and ensures accuracy of event elements used.
- Maintains highest level of relationships with donors, hosts, vendors and other providers.
- Assists other Events team members when appropriate and participates actively in the administrative needs of the department.
- Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.


- BA/BS degree in marketing, business or related field or equivalent knowledge or experience.

- 5-7 years of professional experience producing events, or directly applicable experience.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
- Demonstrated knowledge of coordinating, scheduling and planning high-level events.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Familiarity with Jewish cultural celebrations and knowledge of Kosher catering.
- Must possess a driver's license and vehicle.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft office applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).

- Strong interpersonal and written communications skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Ability to lift boxes and perform event and meeting set up assignments.

- Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
- Experience in fast-paced not-for-profit or development environment is helpful.
- Background or familiarity with the performing arts is helpful.
- May require standing for long periods of times while at an event.

CJP brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. Along with a comprehensive benefits package, this position provides a dedicated team environment while being a part of one of Boston’s premier philanthropic organizations.

CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and GLBT people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Passion. Purpose. Impact.

Those are just three of the reasons to consider a career at CJP, one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations.

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide

Posted 11/30/16

Paralegal - Title Tax Division

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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

This position encompasses a specialized paralegal research function that is important to the efficient operation of the Tax Title Division. The paralegal will conduct research into the title and equity ownership of properties in tax title. The amounts recovered have a direct correlation to the amount of work and have a direct effect on the success of the City's collection process.

- Probate, title and assessing research.
- Diligent search of letters to the Land Court.
- Tax session hearing preparation.
- Processes redemptions.
- Records/registers Judgments and Vacations of Judgment at the Registry of Deeds.
- Case research including answering directives, finding new addresses for returned envelopes, finding parties of interest.
- Prepares payment plans.
- Handles walk-ins and telephone inquiries.
- Petitions new cases.
- Prepares and records Notices of Petition (registered land).
- Records/registers withdrawals and related documents at the Registry of Deeds.
- Intake from Treasury.
- Responds promptly and appropriately to requests for assistance on additional projects.
- Responds to changing conditions and departmental needs with a receptivity to new ideas.
- Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
- Paralegal Certificate.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
- Excellent clear and effective writing skills and organizational skills.
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Highly motivated self starter.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Boston Residency Required.

Annual Salary: $32,000

Posted 11/30/16

Diversity Outreach Officer

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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

The City of Boston’s Office of Diversity is committed to ensuring a diverse government workforce in order to more effectively provide services to every neighborhood, resident and business owners.

Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, this position works to ensure the strategic plan for diversity is implemented throughout the City of Boston.

Responsibilities include:
- Serves as a liaison/representative of the Diversity Office.
- Develops and maintains relationships including but not limited to business, non-profit, educational and religious organizations. Meets with internal and external organizations to discuss recruitment efforts.
- Schedules meetings with community based organizations to discuss outreach efforts and promote diversity within City departments.
- Conducts outreach and recruitment efforts to the community at large to promote diversity in Boston; promotes the City’s policies and procedures on recruitment and workforce diversity.
- Meets with individuals and groups to discuss issues and concerns and provide guidance. Evaluates issues and reports to the Chief with recommendations for problem resolution.
Attends meetings and events on behalf of the Diversity Office in the various neighborhoods throughout the City.
- Implements initiatives designed to enhance the recruitment and successful retention of a diverse staff.
- Works with departmental personnel on outreach and recruiting efforts. Presents information on diversity and best practices to the departments for implementation as part of the recruitment process.
Compiles, tracks and reviews diversity statistics and reports information to the Chief.
- Prepares a variety of reports as required.
- Performs a variety of administrative functions such as providing telephone coverage and scheduling as required.
- Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:
- At least two (2) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in work that included recruitment, retention and diversity initiatives.
- A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, human resources, or a related field may be substituted for the required experience.
- Strong oral and written skills.
- Strong organization and time management skills as well as the ability to work independently.
- Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to employment practices.
- Knowledge of best practices related to community outreach and diversity initiatives.
- Knowledge of local community organizations and Boston’s diverse neighborhoods strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to recruit and promote diversity in a large organization.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout Boston’s government structure as well as community based organizations representing the diverse population within the City of Boston.
- Ability to present information to individuals, small groups, and in front of large audiences.
- Ability to prepare and analyze reports and statistics.
- Ability to manage priorities in a changing work environment.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Bilingual candidate strongly preferred.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required.

Boston Residency Required

Posted 11/30/16

Learning and Development Coordinator
City Year

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Position Overview
City Year Boston is looking for an enthusiastic, thoughtful, and meticulous coordinator to join the Learning and Development Team as we provide holistic support for over 265 AmeriCorps members serving in the Boston Public Schools.

The Learning and Development Team manages 3 large - scale learning conferences every year, oversees weekly training days, and supports the in - school coaching of AmeriCorps members. The coordinator will play an integral role on the Learning and Development team by tracking logistics, communicating across departments, and facilitating trainings. This person should feel passionate about crafting positive and inclusive learning experiences with the goal of deepening our impact in schools and growing our AmeriCorps members into young civic leaders.

The coordinator will work closely with Learning and Development Manager and Director, as well as with all members of the site’s Service Impact, Operations, and Communications teams. This position will report to the Learning and Development Manager.

Job Description
Support a holistic 10 - month learning and development program for the City Year Boston Corps and ensure content and delivery are aligned with the AmeriCorps member service implementation calendar.
Coordinate logistics for all Learning and Development events and training days to ensure programming, space, and material needs are met for both the site and for external partners.
Create logistics plans and manage a team of logistics volunteers to ensure events run smoothly.
Serve as logistics point for all training days and large - scale training events, creating logistics plans, and managing a team of logistics volunteers.
Maintain all training schedules and ensure up - to - date schedules are readily available for staff and AmeriCorps members.
Submit and organize payment documents for professional facilitators.
Create and maintain a process for labeling and storing all Learning and Development content on City Year’s internal website.
Conduct research and collect supplemental learning materials to improve training sessions.

Bachelor’s degree with at 1 + year of professional or service experience required; experience in areas of learning and development, logistics, event planning, training and / or education.
Strong attention - to - detail with the proven ability to problem - solve, think critically, and leverage the right resources.
Strong public speaking skills with the ability to motivate and engage large audiences.
Proven ability to maintain professionalism and engage others through oral and written communication.
Exceptional project management skills with the proven ability to manage multiple workflows, meet deadlines, and support others in meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to navigate through ambiguity and maintain flexibility in changing environments.
Passion for and understanding of City Year’s work within the national service movement and education sphere.
Experienced with technology and software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and online survey tools.
City Year and AmeriCorps alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

Posted 11/9/16

PT Foundations of Success Adult ESOL Teacher
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

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The part-time Foundations of Success ESOL Teacher is responsible for developing and implementing a student- centered, goal-oriented curriculum that aligns with the standards of the MA DESE ESOL Frameworks, College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, and the vision of the Adult Education program and raises the English proficiency level of students so they can achieve their educational goals. This position is for an SPL 0-2 evening ESOL class in our Quincy, MA office. This position is 20 hours /week total, and qualifies for the BCNC package of benefits: medical and dental; paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days.

- Prepare a class syllabus
- Prepare a monthly curriculum chart based on the class syllabus
- Develop and teach ESOL classes using formal, written lesson plans:
– tied to the class syllabus and monthly curriculum charts
– tied to MA DESE ESOL Curriculum Framework and College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education;
– meeting MA DESE requirements for lesson plan contents;
–i ntegrating reading, writing, speaking, listening, study skills, basic computer skills, and pre-vocational soft skills;
– incorporating different learning styles of students (visual, kinesthetic/tactile, auditory, etc.); –incorporating common student goals
– posted in shared files.
- Conduct classes entirely in English
- Actively participate in program planning and evaluation; prepare for and participate in monthly planning
meetings with teachers and administrative staff.
- Actively participate in curriculum design and enhancement; work with colleagues to implement recommended enhancements; monitor student progress and provide feedback on changes/accommodations that were made; assist in systematic storage of supplemental teaching materials.
- Review feedback from students, and adjust teaching methods and materials to meet the needs of the students.
- Ensure that students show learner gain per state standards on standardized tests
- Arrange for substitute teachers when needed.
- Maintain accurate and timely student records
- Assess and record students’ skill progress at the end of every term; use objective criteria for assessing student abilities; assist administrative staff in deciding how to move students between levels.
- Conduct standardized assessment of enrolled students as part of program's annual pre- and post-testing, and (when needed) assist advisors in intake assessment, registration and orientation of program applicants
- Participate in monthly all-staff meetings and monthly 1-1 meetings with the director.

Skills & Experience Required:
- BA in related field.
- Knowledge and practical application of research-based teaching methods.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and the ability to
integrate technology into the classroom.
- Good project management skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities concurrently.
- Ability to work in teams.
- Self-driven and results-oriented, with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high-quality service.
- Accountable for learner gains based on standard metrics.
- Flexible about researching and adopting new research-based methods for teaching English.
- Responsible for own professional development, to ensure that teaching methods and skills stay current.
- Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends, and early mornings) as needed to support needs of students and program.

- MA in TESOL.
- Experience teaching adult learners.
- Experience teaching Chinese immigrant learners.
- Experience in curriculum development.
- Knowledge of Massachusetts DESE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.
Physical Requirements:
Position is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions

Posted 11/9/16

Director, One Chinatown Arts Center
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

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This position will be at the forefront of successfully launching and steering a unique community-based cultural arts center in its first year of operation. Working collaboratively with the Advisory Council and under the leadership of BCNC’s Executive Director, the Artistic Director/Managing Director will develop and implement the placemaking vision of the center. Specific responsibilities include coordinating original and third party programming, managing operations, developing and maintaining key relationships, fundraising through grant writing, special events, and individual donors, and representing the center as its public face.

40% Programs

- Develop cultural arts and creative placemaking strategy;
- Coordinate BCNC, artist-in-residence, and third-party programs taking place at the center;
- Provide oversight over programming content; and
- Create original programming as resources allow.
35% Fundraising
- Maintain and develop key relationships with external stakeholders, including artists, funders, program partners, renters, and experts in the field;
- In coordination with BCNC’s Development Department, identify and write grants to support the center and its work; and
- In coordination with BCNC’s Development Department, manage special events and cultivate individual donors to support the center.
15% Operations
- Oversee smooth operations at the center, including day-to-day and during programs/events; and
- In coordination with BCNC’s Operations Department, manage the facilities, IT, and other operations needs of
the center to ensure a professional, best-in-class arts and performance facility.
10% Supervision, Administration, and Other Responsibilities
- Train and supervise operations staff, interns, and volunteers;
- Manage Advisory Board; and
- Other responsibilities as assigned by BCNC’s Executive Director.


- Significant experience with creative placemaking and/or arts and cultural center management;
- Experience with grant writing and fundraising;
- Outstanding writing and communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work with multiple types and levels of stakeholders;
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
- Able to perform well in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment; and
- Strong computer skills and facility in Microsoft Office and social media platforms.

- Bachelor degree preferred;
- Experience with immigrant, low-income communities preferred; and
- Fluency and literacy in multiple languages preferred.

Posted 11/9/16

High Risk Youth Educator
ROCA - Chelsea

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Organizational Overview

Founded in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1988, Roca’s mission is to move disengaged and disenfranchised young people out of violence and poverty.

Roca’s Intervention Model is a cognitive-restructuring and skills development intervention that was developed and implemented to address the high-risk, underserved population of 17-24 males who are either: 1) aging out of the juvenile justice or juvenile probation systems with a strong propensity for re- incarceration as an adult; 2) connected with the adult justice system; or 3) are high-risk members of the community being served who have a strong propensity for incarceration as an adult.

Roca has a strong organizational culture where learning, personal experience, leading with values, and having deep faith are essential to achieve bold goals with disenfranchised young people. Roca helps young people to change their behavior and shift the trajectories of their lives to move toward the outcomes of economic independence and living out of harm’s way.

Position Overview

The High Risk Youth Educator reports to the Education Program Coordinator. The High Risk Youth Educator will work intensively to support and motivate the target population to re-engage in education and help enable participants to enter the workforce. The High Risk Youth Educator will work as part of the Ed/Voc Team to implement GED and other educational programming and to meet the organization benchmarks for successful educational attainment with each participant.

Roca strives to meet the following outcomes with each participant: No Re-Incarcerations and Retained Employment


- Understand, practice and promote the vision, mission, values, methods, and model of Roca.
- Manage fidelity and quality implementation of Stage-Based Educational Programming.
- Attend weekly Ed/Voc Team meetings
- Engage with Participants and Youth Workers
- Engage and build relationships with young people enrolled in Transformational Relationships and participating in stage-based educational and pre-vocational programming.

- Communicate with youth worker regarding participant barriers (substance abuse, street, domestic violence, etc)

- Follow-up daily with young people and youth worker regarding participation and progress in educational programming.

- Provide weekly attendance and participant target lists for educational classes to youth workers in team check-ins and meetings.

- Assess student level of engagement readiness (i.e. can they sit through a class, do they have substance abuse barriers, do they have street issues with other participants, etc.)

- Teach stage-based GED classes

Roca is an equal opportunity employer.

- Evaluate participant’s entry level of education by administering GED assessment tests.
- Assigning participants to the appropriate class depending on their assessment scores (as well as engagement level)
- Work with 150-200 participants needing GED programming
- Ability to teach 10th-11th grade-level Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies o Flexibility in his/her teaching methods, creation and implementation of lesson plans- personalizing academic material so it is relevant to participants’ lives

- Administer follow up educational assessments according to the quarterly lists provided by the Education Coordinator.

- Create Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) for each youth that allows educator, youth worker, and young person to work based on individual readiness.

- Use ETO reports that are provided by coordinator to inform daily needs to the Roca Educational Program.

- Work with education volunteers in GED classrooms. Facilitate computer-based education

- Teach computer based classes every day for educational programming and on-line GED readiness programming

- Use Plato Software to facilitate one-on-one educational sessions and small subject- focused classes

- Work with education volunteers. Facilitate employment-related education

- Include pre-vocational trainings tied to employment and work readiness into daily teaching with youth connected to Roca’s Workforce Development specifically Transitional Employment.

- Incorporate workforce readiness skills that will be needed for vocational certifications (i.e. writing class on resume building, fractions class in the kitchen, angles for math in wood shop, etc.).

- Communicate with Education Program Coordinator daily around which participants need to be learning what specific skills to make them job ready.

- Complete Educational Special Projects
- Lead creative activities that assist in participant engagement yet also educate our participants around various subjects. (i.e. educational field trips, educational competitions, etc.)


The very nature of Roca’s work requires an individual of great commitment and energy to the mission. Roca seeks a highly driven individual who is good fit both personally and professionally for the culture of Roca. In addition, the ideal candidate for this position will be a trustworthy decision-maker. He/she will have a sense of humor, feel passionate and committed to direct work with high risk youth, and demonstrate interest in coaching and supporting coworkers.

Roca is an equal opportunity employer.

Roca expects candidates to have the following skills:

- Bachelor’s Degree
- Some teaching experience- Post-collegiate experience teaching or working with a disenfranchised population is preferred
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Desire to work with street involved high risk young people
- Ability to outreach to, engage and motivate young people to increase attendance in educational programming
- Organizing, managing and completing projects and tasks with thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness
- Capacity to think and act intentionally and strategically to help young people change behaviors and engage in learning
- Capacity for creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, violence prevention
- Self-motivation, initiative, sound judgment, and commitment to ongoing learning are essential
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required

Requirements for the position:

- Flexibility with work hours/schedule as needed
- Computer Literacy and timely data submission/entry
- Candidates must have a Valid MA Driver’s License and current safe Driving Record o Working with diverse cultures
- Strong attendance and high energy

Posted 11/9/16

Director of Human Capital Management & Organizational Development

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Job description

The Director of Human Capital Management & Organizational Development will be drawn to our mission to fulfill a unique opportunity at an organization focused on confronting the housing challenges facing the Commonwealth. We seek candidates with proven strategic leadership in the field and with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing mission-driven organizations. The Director will benefit from our national reputation for excellence and innovation in the housing finance sector. The Director will join a successful, committed, and collaborative team of colleagues.

The Director is responsible for developing and supporting the Agency’s investment in staff development and organizational improvement; developing and executing core human resources functions and talent and organizational development efforts; driving employee engagement, inclusion and recognition; and leading our learning and professional development programs. The Director’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) developing and administering the Agency’s strategies, programs and processes for

1. Recruiting and onboarding staff
2. Payroll and benefits
3. Personnel policies
4. Compensation and performance management
5. Talent development and training
6. Succession planning
7. Labor relations and compliance
8. Mentoring, and
9. Employee recognition and engagement

The Director will manage the Agency’s team of HR professionals and serve as a member of the Agency’s Senior Leadership Team. The Director will play a leadership role in aligning the Agency’s workforce and initiatives with the Agency’s Mission and its core values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Service. The Director will also play a leadership role driving and supporting the Agency’s Leadership Model, which includes commitments to active management, mobilizing teams in pursuit of the Agency’s mission, connecting our team to our business and mission goals, expecting and inspiring excellence and creating a learning culture that is data driven.

The Director will provide support and technical assistance regarding human resources issues to Agency management, as well as continuously monitor the effectiveness and quality of the Agency’s human resources system. The Director will keep the organization current with industry trends via active discovery and be willing to pilot practices that may benefit the organization or a department. The Director will ensure that all human resources policies and programs are in compliance with State and Federal law, equal opportunity requirements, and the Agency’s affirmative action plan. The Director may also assume additional responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree or executive training in a related field advantageous but not required.
At least 7-10 years’ experience in human resources, personnel administration, organizational development or related fields, with increasing responsibilities and outcomes, including at least 5 years of management experience.
A history of strategic leadership that contributes to the long-term success of mission-driven organizations
Knowledge of applicable state and federal law and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and inspire others in a dynamic organization.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and written skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide strong internal client service to business lines, and learn whatever must be learned to serve internal clients.
Demonstrated ability to build and sustain rapport with people at all levels of an organization.

MassHousing offers competitive compensation as well as an attractive benefits package. Serious candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Human Resources, MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or faxed to 617.624.9494, or emailed to

Posted 11/9/16



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